QINGDAO, China, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Liu Xiang and Yan Zibei, the Asian record holders of the women's 50m freestyle and men's 100m breaststroke, won titles in the two events respectively at the Chinese national swimming championships here on Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, Czech Karolina Pliskova survived a scare from Egyptian qualifier Mayar Sherif after she came back from one set down to beat her opponent 6-7(9), 6-2, 6-4 to reach the second round.
41-year-old Baum is expected to take over as soon as possible but at the latest before the following 14-day long league break due to the national team's games.
Instead, the federation will launch a virtual race, to be announced within the next days.
Striker Bi Jinhao scored a brace in the first half to seal the win for the Shanghai side in the last round of the first CSL phase.
"To be honest, we've all been physically and mentally exhausted for more than 70 days, I think every player here is a hero," said Shandong Luneng coach Li Xiaopeng.
Qin Haiyang from Shanghai, who finished second in the preliminary final of the 400m event, missed the final, after he failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests, according to a new requirement of the championships.
Lautaro's scorcher before the interval wiped out Christian Kouame's opener, and the Argentinian then forced Federico Ceccherini into scoring an own goal seven minutes after the break, helping the Nerazzurri turn around the game.
Alba dominated the first quarter, thanks to points by Simone Fontecchio and Marcus Ericksson, on the way to a 29-19 lead at the end of the quarter.
AC Milan continued their good form as they won 2-0 away to Crotone, Franck Kessie's penalty put the Rossoneri in charge in the first half, while new arrival Brahim Diaz sealed matters after the break.
Attracting around 300 swimmers, the 2020 championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.